呢 (ne): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 15, 2018

呢 (Chinese PinYin: [ne]; traditional Chinese: 呢) may mean: (1) aux. marker of a special, alternative or rhetorical question, e.g. 我那份呢 (how about my share); (2) aux. marker of a declarative sentence, e.g. 早着呢 (it is still very early); (3) aux. to indicate the continuation of an action or a state, e.g. 我看着她呢 (I am looking after her); (4) aux. used to mark a pause in a sentence, e.g. 想走呢,现在就走吧 (go now, if you want to). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 呢?

Chinese Pinyin: [ne]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 呢

Synonyms: 么,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 呢.

Fixed expression: N/A

Collocation: 他呢 (how about him), 干什么呢 (what are you doing), 没有呢 (nothing), 他在和你说话呢 (he is talking with you),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 呢 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 呢.

4.1 他究竟在干什么呢?

Translation: What the hell is he doing?

4.2 你为什么会认为我会知道呢?

Translation: Why do you think I will know about it?

4.3 这只小狗会是谁的呢?

Translation: Whose puppy is it?

4.4 你站在哪边呢?

Translation: Whose side are you on?

4.5 你觉得呢?

Translation: What do you think?

4.6 我应该使用哪种解决方案呢?

Translation: Which solution should I use?

4.7 如果无法支付高薪,还有什么法子可以吸引拔尖的人才呢?

Translation: What else does it take to recruit topnotch talent when you can’t pay top dollar?

4.8 好吧,那又能怎么样呢?

Translation: Well, and so what?

5. Stroke Order

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